Bromley man Danny Pearce was murdered for Rolex, police confirm

By Crime Reporter in Crime

A BROMLEY man murdered in Greenwich was targeted for his Rolex watch, police have confirmed.

Danny Pearce, 31, was on a night out with his girlfriend and friends on July 15 when he was shot at and stabbed by two thieves on a moped.

Danny’s group was walking home from Oliver’s Jazz Club, in Nevada Street at about 12:15am when they were confronted in King William Walk, SE10.

The men demanded Danny handover his Silver Rolex Datejust 2 2017 Rolex watch. When he refused, Danny was subjected to a sustained and violent attack that would result in his murder.

Last Thursday, police renewed their appeal for information and released CCTV footage that captures the two suspects at Texaco petrol garage in Creek Road, SE8 just minutes before they launched their fatal attack.

Detective Inspector Jo Sidaway, who is leading the investigation, said: "The level of violence used against Danny was horrendous. Moments after he refused to surrender his personal property, the first suspect produced a large knife and began chasing and stabbing him whilst the second suspect produced a hand gun and shot in the direction of Danny as he ran for his life.

“The sight of this large weapon and sounds of gunshots terrified not only Danny’s friends but also local residents and it is only by sheer luck that those with Danny did not suffer serious injury or worse as a result of the repeated shots fired.

“Danny sought help at a nearby address but was fatally attacked by the suspects who showed no mercy and only stopped their attack when the victim’s girlfriend shouted out to them that she would give them the watch if they ceased their attack. Without a hint of remorse they then took the watch and fled the scene in the direction of Nevada Street, SE10.”

DI Sidaway added: “Our investigation has led us to believe that the two culprits involved are also connected to two other robberies, one in Greenwich on July 11, the other in Southwark on 13 July.

“On both of those occasions individuals were targeted for their wristwatch and threatened with weapons which were not used.

“It is vital that those involved are identified and brought to justice before anyone else is seriously harmed as they clearly do not hesitate to use deadly violence.

"If you have any information that could help us, we would urge you to come forward as soon as possible."

Danny was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics shortly after the attack and a post-mortem examination gave the cause of death to be multiple stab wounds.

Police are investigating but no arrests have been made. If you can help, call 020 8721 4005 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.

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